Detective Amanda Haworth Miami-Dade Police Department Florida End of Watch: Thursday, January 20, 2011

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Detective Amanda Haworth
Miami-Dade Police Department

End of Watch: Thursday, January 20, 2011

Biographical Info
Age: Not available
Tour of Duty: 23 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Thursday, January 20, 2011
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Shot and killed

Detective Amanda Haworth and Detective Roger Castillo were shot and killed while serving an arrest warrant on a murder suspect.
The detective, along with two other members of a regional task force, had gone to a home near the intersection of NW Seventh Avenue and 69th Street. Upon making contact with an occupant of the home someone inside immediately opened fire, striking Detective Castillo, Detective Haworth and a third detective. The fourth detective on the scene returned fire and killed the suspect.
Detective Castillo succumbed to his wounds at the scene. Detective Haworth was transported to a local hospital where he passed away during surgery.
Detective Haworth had served with the Miami-Dade Police Department for 23 years. She is survived by her teenage son.

Agency Contact Information
Miami-Dade Police Department
9105 NW 25th Street
Doral, FL 33172
Phone: (305) 471-1780
Please contact the Miami-Dade Police Department for funeral arrangements or for survivor benefit fund information.

Haworth is one of a handful of women officers killed in the line of duty in South Florida, and is the first shot and killed by a suspect in Miami-Dade. She was a single mother raising her 13-year-old son, according to her mother.

Miami-Dade police officer Amanda Haworth ‘was just a beautiful person’

She was a veteran officer who had dreamed of joining the force. The only thing Amanda Haworth loved more than her job was her son.

When Amanda Haworth announced that she wanted to become a police officer, her father Robert was distraught.

“He always had a fear of her getting killed,” Diane Haworth, Amanda’s stepmother, sobbed Wednesday.

Twenty-three years after she joined the Miami-Dade Police Department, Amanda Lynn Haworth, 44, was fatally wounded, along with another detective — both of them members of an elite team that served arrest warrants on violent suspects.

Haworth, a single mother and police detective, loved her job, but was most devoted to her 13-year-old son, her stepmother said.

“She took him everywhere she went,” said Diane Haworth, 66.

She last spoke with her stepdaughter on Monday, she recalled.

“She was just so sweet, so very sweet,” her stepmother said.

Amanda Haworth lived in a single-family home in the Silver Springs section of Miramar, where she often played baseball with son, Austin, in their backyard, neighbors said.

“Her son and her work were everything to her,” said neighbor Bernardo Gonazalez.

She was a big fan of the Weston Red Hawks — the team her son played for — and attended all of his games.

“She was just a beautiful, beautiful person,” Gonazalez said.

Indeed, many said the petite blonde was as lovely on the inside as she was on the outside.

Meanwhile, at Robert and Diane Haworth’s home in Miami Springs, a family friend said the couple was still in shock.

Other family members were flying in, and some still didn’t know what had happened, said the friend.

“Right now, we’re waiting for the pastor to come.”



The Police Benevolent Association has started fund to help the families of Miami-Dade police officers Roger Castillo and Amanda Haworth, killed while serving an arrest warrant in Liberty City Thursday.

Those interested helping the families of Castillo and Haworth, who both leave behind children, can do so by writing checks payable to “The Dade County PBA Love Fund,” with “Officers Castillo and Haworth” in the memo section.

The mailing address is 10680 NW 25 Street, Miami, Fl 33172.

The Dade County PBA Love fund is a federally recognized charitable organization established in 1984 to aid law enforcement officers and their families in their time of need, including assisting the families of officers killed in the line of duty.




2 Responses to “Detective Amanda Haworth Miami-Dade Police Department Florida End of Watch: Thursday, January 20, 2011”

  1. 1 Yenifer L.G. January 29, 2011 at 07:46

    My hearts go out to the families and friends of these two officers heroes in MIAMI. May they R.I.P.

  1. 1 u of miami Trackback on October 1, 2011 at 05:41

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